Netflix Orders German Comedy Drama “The Last Word”

Netflix has ordered “The Last Word“, a six-part series from Pantaleon Films, which produces Amazon’s You Are Wanted. Aron Lehmann and Carlos V. Irmscher, will be the show runners. They co-wrote the series with Nora Valo and Carolina Zimmermann based on an idea from Thorsten Merten.

“The Last Word” will star Deutschland ’86 star Anke Engelke as a funeral eulogy speaker who sabotages her own husband’s funeral.  When talking about the series Anke Engelke said “Just like in real life, drama and humour are clashing constantly,” . Family and relationships, loss and grief, life and death, the absurdities of life, the rediscovery of strength and lust for life, it is all in there – so beautiful it makes you cry.”

Rachel Eggebeen, Director, Netflix Originals, added, “Together with the wonderful showrunner and director Aron Lehmann and his project The last word we have the chance to shed new light on Anke Engelke’s versatility as an actress and present this German megastar to a global audience.”

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